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[movies]Diana Cohen 25Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Diana Cohen, a social worker, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 25, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Diana Cohen Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 25, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Diana Cohen; Childhood; Newspapers; Press; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish Identity; Family traditions; Zionism; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Love; Relationships
Downloads: 11
[movies]Lyber Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Lyber Katz is the grandfather of Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Lyber moved from New York City to Moscow at age 4½ and lived there for ten years. He commented on the exceptional education he received there and the climate of anti-anti-Semitism he encountered - that is, anti-Semitism was strictly punished. He spoke about visiting cousins in a shtetl in Tolochin, Belarus, and what life was like there...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Freiheit; Communism; Russia; Ukraine; Poetry; Pogroms; Europe Pre-WWII; Immigration; Politics; Family History and Stories; Yiddish Language; Migration and Place; Political Movements; Shtetl; Anti-Semitism; Belarus
Downloads: 76
[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
Downloads: 131
[movies]Eli Kwartler 4April2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Eli Kwartler was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 4, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eli Kwartler Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 4, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Eli Kwartler; Brooklyn; markets; Childhood; Yiddish language; Newspapers; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements
Downloads: 38
[movies]Haim Gunner 9july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Haim is an eloquent, sharp man, who in his youth was involved with the socialist Zionist movement, leading him to an agricultural college in NYC, and finally to found a kibbutz in Sasa, Israel. He lived in Israel from 1947-1956, then returned to North America, where he eventually became a professor of Environmental Science at UMass Amherst. In this second interview for the Yiddish Book Center, Haim discusses arriving at and founding the kibbutz on Marxist and Freudian principles...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Israel; Palestine; Kibbutz; Kibbutzim; Freud; Marx; Jewish Communities of Ottowa; Jewish Communities of Canada; Politics; Socialist Zionist Youth Movement; Sasa
Downloads: 108
[movies]Moishe Dolman 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Moishe Dolman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Moishe Dolman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Moishe Dolman; Canada; Montreal; Yidishe Folks Shule; Jewish People's School; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Etgar Keret; Leftist Politics; Jacob Glatstein; Jewish Socialist Group; Translator; Translation; Immigration; Migration; Eastern Europe; Canada; Jewish community; Education; Jewish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Jewish Identity; Books; Newspapers; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Politics and political movements; Childhood; Theater; Klezmer; Israel; Music; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish revival and activism; Career and Professional Life; Urban
Downloads: 77
[movies]Assaf Talmudi 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Assaf Talmudi begins the interview describing his family’s lineage: His paternal grandmother and grandfather and his maternal grandfather were from Poland, and his maternal grandmother was from Holland. Assaf details how each of his grandparents made their way to Israel, which illuminates interesting historical migrations through Poland, Russia, and Africa as well as migrations directly from Poland to Israel...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Career and Professional Life; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Tel Aviv; KlezKanada; Oy Division; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 66
[movies]Lawrence Bush 20March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine, was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on March 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Lawrence Bush Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jayne Pearl, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 20, 2012...
Keywords: Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Literature; Books; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Politics and political movements; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Pesakh; Passover; Education; Summer camp; Israel; Hebrew; Advice; Lawrence Bush; Secular; Socialism; Communism; Bar Mitzvah; Union; Civil Rights Movement; The Joys of Yiddish; Rabbi Alexander Schindler; Phillip Roth
Downloads: 9
[movies]Rachel Rojanski 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Rachel Rojanski, Adjunct Associate Professor of Judaic Studies Judaic Studies at Brown University was interviewed by Rola Younes on December 17, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Professor Rojanski begins the interview by sharing her family background. Her mother, from Kaunas (then the capital of Lithuania), grew up in a Yiddish and Russian speaking home before coming to Palestine in 1936, as a student of the Hebrew university...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Rachel Rojanski; Association for Jewish Studies Conference; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism
Downloads: 38
[movies]Lynn Yanis 19Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Lynn Yanis, a Wexler Oral Historian at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Sebastian Schulman on October 19, 2012 in Amherst, MA. Lynn discusses her background in a culturally/ethnic Jewish family, but one that had no religious identification (they attended a Unitarian church). She goes into her connections with other extended family in USA and Israel and her connection to Jewish foods Lynn speaks of political activism & Jewish identity at UMass in 1970s, as well as raising a Jewish daug...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Feminism; Lynn Yanis; New Jersey; Amherst MA; Puerto Rico; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Civil Rights; Unitarianism
Downloads: 12
[movies]Fran Saed 25feb2010 Yiddish Book Center
Fran Saed, longtime resident of New York’s Jewish community, was interviewed by Aaron Lansky on February 25, 2010, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Fran discusses her childhood and family connections to the Jewish communities of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Far Rockaways (Queens) beginning in the 1930s. She provides an account of her two-year attendance at kheyder (Jewish religious school) and her tzedakah (charity) collections for the Tabor Home for Tuberculosis i...
Keywords: Harlem; calf tongue; calf brains; Jewish food; shul; Bronx; Rockaways; kheder; Yiddish; air conditioning; Far Rockaway; kosher; Intervale Jewish Center; Holocaust survivor; 1948; 1930s; World War Two; plane spotter; Roosevelt; Jewishness in politics; Israel; newspapers; Yiddish curses and sayings; shul; Jewishness then; Jewishness today; florist; Amherst; Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 66
[movies]Inessa Slootskin 8July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Inessa Slootskin, retired environmental protection engineer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on July 8, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Inessa Slootskin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Rural; Urban; Travel
Downloads: 9
[movies]Bertram Bandman 25Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Bertram Bandman, retired professor of philosophy, was interviewed by Allison Posner on February 25, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bertram Bandman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allison Posner, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, February 25, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Philippines; Shanghai; WWII
[movies]Henryk Robak 29Apr2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Henryk Robak was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 29, 2013 in Wroclaw, Poland.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henryk Robak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw, Poland, April 29, 2013. Video recording: https://archive.org/details/HenrykRobak29Apr2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Keywords: Henryk Robak; Warsaw; Wroclaw; Poland; Emanuel Ringelblum; Communism; World War Two; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Theater; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 4
[movies]David Simon 29Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Simon, son of Yiddish author and Jewish educator Solomon Simon, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 29, 2013 in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Simon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, October 29, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Russia; Old Country; Education; Jewish education; United States; America; Jewish Identity; Family traditions; Books; Food; culinary traditions; Pesakh; Passover; Politics and political movements; Immigration; Migration; Radio; Press; Transmission; Theater; Advice; Love; Relationships; Urban
Downloads: 1
[movies]David Schlitt 20May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
David Morrill Schlitt was a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow. His family originally comes from Lithuania, Romania, and Moldova. They mostly immigrated to the US before World War I. David grew up in Brookline, MA, with his mother and father, both of whom have been interviewed for the Wexler Oral History Project. Jewish identity was very consciously expressed and transmitted in his household; his parents sent him to a Solomon Schechter Day School, brought him to Workmen's Circle events, and ev...
Keywords: David Schlitt; Family history and stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Immigration Migration and Place; Visual arts; Literature; Poetry; Scholarship; Education; Religion and Ritual; Family Traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and Political Movements; Brookline MA; Romania; Lithuania; The Simpsons; Jermy Dauber; Solomon Schecter Day School; Brookline High School; Museum of Fine Arts; Prozdor Hebrew School; Columbia University; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; YIVO Summer Program; University of Michigan; Workmen's Circle; 1980's; 1990's; 2000's; the Left; Liberal Politics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 92
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 163
[movies]Norman Feinberg 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Norman Feinberg, retired college professor of music at Mercy College, is the youngest son of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish paper Der Tog. Norman recounts how his father came to the United States, first at age 14, alone, to follow his father, and the second time after graduating from Moscow University, once the family had become disillusioned with Communism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish personalities; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; immigration migration and place; literature; press/radio; education; religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; New York City; United States and Canada; politics and political movements; Jewish communities; urban; shtetl; Marc Chagall; Albert Einstein; Maurice Schwartz; Itsik Manger; Sholem Ash; Der Tog; Freiheit; children of Yiddish personalities
Downloads: 82
[movies]Sherrie Poplack 14December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Sherrie Poplack was interviewed by Sara Israel on December 14, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sherrie Poplack Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sara Israel, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 14, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/SherriePoplack14december2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Israel; Travel; Canada; Pesakh; Passover; Politics and political movements; Film; Other languages; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Sherrie Poplack; Montreal; 1960s; 1970s; B'nai Brith Girls; Baron de Hirsch; Jewish General Hospital; Quebec; pig; pork
Downloads: 23
[movies]Herman Rotenberg 14May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herman Rotenberg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Herman Rotenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 14, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories; Jewish identity; Coming back to Yiddish stories; Theater; Music; Film; Press/Radio; Literature; Career and professional life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and Ritual; United States; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Herman Rotenberg; 47th avenue; Hungary; Austrio-Hungary; 50s; 60s; Orthodox; Diamond District; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 16
[movies]Frank London 8August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Frank London’s interview begins with an interesting dive into his familial heritage. Frank weaves through the half finished stories he’s picked up in his lifetime, and deduces that as far as he knows, he’s at least third generation American on both sides of his family. Though little of his family’s geographical history is known to him, Frank tells numerous stories of his family’s reputation as they moved in and around New York City and Connecticut...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Travel; Assimilation; NYC; Hankus Netsky; I.L. Peretz; Itzak Manger; Klezmatics; Frank Londons (Klezmer) Brass All-Stars; Klezmer Conservatory Band; New England Conservatory; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 27
[movies]Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
Downloads: 103
[movies]August Maymudes 16Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
August Maymudes was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: August Maymudes Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, California, January 16, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AugustMaymudes16Jan2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date acces...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Family History and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Music; Press/Radio; Career; Professional Life; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics; Political Movements; Transmission; Children; Jewish community Assimilation; Travel; New York City; Brooklyn; Los Angeles; California; Freiheit; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Yablan Foundation; Korean War; Communism; Communist party; WWII; Hitler-Stalin Pact
Downloads: 8
[movies]Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene 30Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene, Lithuanian student of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 30, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 30, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Lithuania; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Vilnius University; 1991; 1990s; 2000s; Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene; Soviet Occupation; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 50
[movies]Fira Bramson 2August2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fira Bramson, former bibliographer of the Judaica collection of the Lithuanian National Archives, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 2, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Fira spent her childhood and young adulthood in Kaunas, Lithuania. Both Yiddish and Russian were spoken in her home. When the Nazis invaded Lithuania, Fira and a group of her school friends fled across the border to the Soviet Union...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Russia; USSR; Aaron Lansky; Max Weinreich; Lithuanian National Library; YIVO; Bibliography; Bibliographer; Archivist; Archive; Library
Downloads: 21
[movies]Dolph Klainberg 3December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Dolph Klainberg, retired social worker, was interviewed on December 3, 2012 by Lynn Yanis at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Dolph Klainberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 3, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Dance; Music; Literature; Holocaust; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Dolph Klainberg; Adolf Klainberg; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; International Workers Organization; Workmen's Circle; Argentina; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 72
[movies]Amanda Lundquist 02Sep2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Amanda Lundquist was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 2, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Amanda Lundquist Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, September 2, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Other languages; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish education; Education; song; singing; Jewish Identity; Zionism; Politics and political movements; Israel; Yiddish language; Jewish holidays; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike Food and culinary traditions; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Theater; Music; Klezmer; Yiddish Book Center; Holocaust; Amanda Lundquist; Florida; Newton MA; Noam Chomsky; Hampshire College; Jewish Anti-Zionism; Arabic; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 35
[movies]Liba Augenfeld 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Liba Augenfeld- Vilna-native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Liba Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish language; Literature; Education; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Urban; Anti-Semitism; Advice; song; singing; Holocaust; Jewish education; Zionism; Western Europe; Liba Augenfeld; Chaim Grade; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Poland; Bund; Warsaw; Lodz; Spanish Civil War; Polish; Russian; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Montreal; Talking Books Project; Abraham Karpinowitz; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Partisan; Vilna Ghetto
Downloads: 22
[movies]Jacob Schlitt 12dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jacob Schlitt grew up in New York City and speaks about being raised by his mother, who both gave him a Yiddish education and an understanding of the importance of being aware of social injustices. He fondly remembers his childhood, from learning the Four Questions (Fir Kashes) in Yiddish to winning a watch in Hebrew school after collecting the highest amount of donations for the JNF. Schlitt also discusses his life's work in labor and civil rights...
Keywords: bronx; new york city; public schools; arbetn shule; hebrew school; JNF; menorah; summer camps; socialist; socialism; civil rights; labor union; labor rights; radio; army; JLC; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project; jewish labor committee; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish revival and activism; career and professional life; education; jewish holidays; united states; politics and political movements
Downloads: 53
[movies]Michael Steinlauf 19december2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Michael Steinlauf is an Associate Professor of History at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Steinlauf is the only child of Polish Holocaust survivors who survived, in hiding, on Polish soil. (Only about 50-70,000 Jews survived on Polish soil.) His parents were both from Warsaw; his mother went to the University of Warsaw and taught history before she went into hiding. His father was in the Warsaw Ghetto through the great deportation, and then went underground...
Keywords: peretz; diaspora nationalism; poland; polish jews; coney island; krakow jewish cultural festival; teaching; academia; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish teaching; yiddish learning; yiddish revival and activism; immigration; place; career and professional life; jewish professions; scholarship; holocaust; world war two; education; israel; eastern europe; united states; politics and political movements; transmission; roots/heritage; anti-semitism; jewish community; urban; shtetl; travel; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project
Downloads: 146
[movies]Michael Katz 24July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Michael Katz was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 24, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. He is the father of former fellow, Pauline Katz. Michael Katz’s interview begins with a detailed account of his family’s long standing Jewish progressive cultural identification. Michael explains that he is (at least) a third generation Jew who was deeply invested in Yiddish culture and language—what he calls Yiddishkeit...
Keywords: Mike Katz; Michael Katz; Wexler Oral History Project; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Transmission; song; singing; Yiddish language; United States; Politics and political movements; Religion and ritual; Bar Mitzvah; Vietnam War; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish culture: Music; Yiddish scene (U.S.); nybc; ybc; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish; Jewish; Jewish culture; Yiddish culture
Downloads: 46
[movies]Alex Lauterbach 14Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Alex Lauterbach, retired chemist, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 14, 2013 in Encino, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alex Lauterbach Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Encino, CA, February 14, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Alex Lauterbach; Poland; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Pesakh; Passover; Purim; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Hannukah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Rosh Hashanah; Jewish holidays; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Jewish education; Theater; Visual Arts; Other languages; Literature; Books; America; World War Two; Education; Israel; Zionism; Holocaust; United States
Downloads: 5
[movies]Daniel Kahn 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Daniel Kahn grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Daniel's mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, and his father was born in Akron, Ohio. Daniel's four grandparents lived in many different hubs across the nation including the Lower East Side, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Though a self proclaimed American, Daniel reflects on his mother's family's Galician past, and how his father's family left Austria-Hungary for England before immigrating to the United States...
Keywords: Detroit; New Orleans; Berlin; Moscow; Krakow; Bund; Union organizing; Reform; German; Psoy Kordenko; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish
Downloads: 126
[movies]Kamil Kijek 30Apr2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Kamil Kijek was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 30, 2013 at Wroclaw University, Poland.To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Kamil Kijek Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Wroclaw University, Poland, April 30, 3013. Video recording: https://archive.org/details/KamilKijek30Apr2013YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Keywords: Kamil Kijek; Wroclaw; Poland; England; Joint Distribution Committee; Museum of the History of Jews in Poland; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Assimilation; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 2
[movies]Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov 1May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 1, 2013 in Warsaw, Poland.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Warsaw, Poland, May 1, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Hebrew; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov; Warsaw; Poland; Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw); Institute of HIstory of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Communism; Lutheran
[movies]Robert A. Potash 13January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Robert A. Potash, historian, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on January 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Robert grew up in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in a secular Jewish home. His father was a Zionist activist and often gave speeches in Yiddish for Jewish causes. Robert went on to attend Harvard College and later Harvard Graduate School, where he was awarded a doctorate in History...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Advice; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Zionism; Ladino; Robert Potash; Roxbury; Boston; Ann Arbor MI; Okinawa; Mexico; Argentina; Harvard University; Boston Latin School; University of Massachusetts Amherst; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; Secular; Avukah
Downloads: 22
[movies]Elie Adelman 23July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Elie Adelman, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Sara Israel on July 23, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Elie grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts in a Conservative Jewish home and attended day school. He later moved to Jerusalem to study Musicology and Politics at Hebrew University. He discusses his affinity for Yiddish as well as the way that it interacts with Hebrew in modern Israel...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Elie Adelman; Steiner Summer Program; Springfield MA; Massachusetts; Hebrew University; Jewish Music Resource Center; Musicology; Daniel Kahn; Geoff Berner; Jerusalem; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Hebrew; Synagogue; shul; temple
Downloads: 7
[movies]Marvin Zuckerman 17Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 17, 2013 in Pacific Palisades, California.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marvin Zuckerman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Pacific Palisades, California, January 17, 2013...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Love/Relationships; Marvin Zuckerman; Warsaw; Poland; New York City; Los Angeles; California; Sholem Aleichem; I.L. Peretz; Yiddish Culture Club; Bund; Socialism; Labor Movements; Gidget; I.B. Singer; Doikayt; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Sidor Belarsky; Max Weinreich; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Uriel Weinreich
Downloads: 19
[movies]Alice Ahart 7November2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”)...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Windsor; Canada; Detroit; I.L. Peretz School; 1940s; 1950s; conservative; social justice; Alice Ahart; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 54
[movies]Eva Raby 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Eva Raby, former director of the Montreal Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Eva Raby Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Hebrew; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Urban; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Eva Raby; Russian; Montreal; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Bialystock; Rachel Korn; Avrom Reisen; Avrom Sutskever; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Yidishe folks shuln; Jewish People's Schools; Labor Zionism; YIVO; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Katshorginsky; Lenin; Trotsky; Publishing; Ruth Wisse; Aaron Lansky; Yiddish Talking Books; Kinder Klangen; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 15
[movies]Robert Booth 21July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Robert Booth was interviewed by David Schlitt on July 21, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Robert Booth Oral History Interview, interviewed by David Schlitt, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 21, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Yiddish language; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; United States; Summer camp; Youth group; Education; Love/Relationships; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; Visual Arts; Travel; Jewish Identity; Holocaust; Rosh Hashanah; Advice; Religion and ritual; Politics and political movements; Robert Booth; Great Depression; 1930s; New York City; NYC; Florida; St. Louis; Prague; NFTY; North American Federation of Temple Youth; Alekh Shindler; 1970s; Netherlands; Holland; Sculptor; Sculpture; Latvia; 1990s; New Hampshire; George McGovern; Chicago; 1970s; Boston; New Zealand; Indianapolis; Tucson; Arizona; Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp
Downloads: 26
[movies]Henry Sapoznik 20March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Henry Sapoznik was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 20, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henry Sapoznik Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 20, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/HenrySapoznik20march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Music; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Klezmer; Yiddish Book Center; Crown Heights; Brooklyn; New York City; NYC; Henry Sapoznik; Mt. Aier North Carolina; Madison; Wisconsin; Washington Square; Greenwich Village; Adrienne Cooper; Diva Abramovitch; Sarah Gordon; YIVO; Klez Kamp; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s
Downloads: 52
[movies]Arturo Kerbel-Shein 16August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Arturo Kerbel-Shein, Yiddish language activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 16, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Arturo grew up in a suburb of Mexico City in a heavily culturally-oriented Jewish home. His family has been in Mexico for several generations and is a part of the vibrant Mexican Jewish community which he describes in his interview...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Klezmer; Books; Holocaust; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Arturo Kerbel-Shein; Mexico City; Mexico; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Yidishism; Yiddishism; Yiddish activism; Centro Deportivo; Sports Center; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Integration
Downloads: 28
[movies]Sophia Olkhova 26July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Sophia Olkhova, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on July 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sophia was born in Russia and came to the United States at the age of three. Growing up, she had no connection to Jewish religion or culture. Instead, she says, her mentality was that of the first generation American, with an emphasis on personal success and ambition. It was not until she went to Hampshire College that she was exposed to Judaism through her friends t...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Sophia Olkhova; Florida; Amherst MA; New York City; California; Poland; Czech Republic; Hampshire College; Yiddish Book Center; 1990s; 2000s; 2012s; San Francisco; Hampshire College Jewish Student Union; Russian; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Other languages; Ethnography
Downloads: 12
[movies]Harvey Horn 15July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Harvey Horn was interviewed on July 15, 2011 by Hillary Ossip at the Yiddish Book Center. Harvey Horn’s interview begins with a brief overview of his family’s history with details about his maternal grandparent’s immigration from Russia and his paternal family’s move from Poland. Harvey recalls a trip to his paternal grandparent’s home town in Poland; a trip that took them to an abandoned area with only a blue and white door standing in memory of the six thousand Jews that were killed...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Borough Park; Brooklyn; Orthodox; Bragin- shtetl; Pearl Harbor; Army Cadet; fifteenth air force; Goldfish- Silver Boot; 1942; B-17; Prisoner of War (POW); Berga- Concentration camp; Italy; Germany; Harry Truman; PTSD; Shabbat; Passover; socialist; Coney Island; Dalhart; Texas; Family history and stories re. ancestors; World War Two; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; United States; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Jewish holidays; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Holocaust; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Harvey Horn
Downloads: 38
[movies]Tony Michels 21March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Tony Michels was interviewed by Allie Brudney on March 21, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tony Michaels Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 21, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/TonyMichels21march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Newspapers; Jewish education; Tony Michels; Stanford; Palo Alto; Madison WI; California; Mordkhe Schaechter; Avrom Nowerstern; Joshua Fishman; Cecile Kuznitz; YIVO; Stanford University; University of California Santa Cruz; Progressive Jewish Student Union; 1990s; Conservative; First Intafada; Surfing; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Socialism
Downloads: 87
[movies]Kalman Weiser 19December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Kalman Weiser was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 19, 2010 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, MA. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Kalman Weiser, the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University in Toronto, begins by talking about his family background. Raised in Staten Island, in a Jewish, but not particularly religious, environment, Kalman heard Yiddish as a child, and knew that it was in some way tied to the identity of preceding g...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Kalman Weiser; Brooklyn; Staten Island; Toronto; New York; Rachmiel Pelts; Mordkhe Shaechter; Noyekh Prilutski; Max Weinreich; Bina Weinreich; York University; Yale University; Columbia University; University of Washington; Uriel Weinreich Summer Program; YIVO; Yidish Lige; University of Michigan; Yiddishism; Haredim; Modern Orthodox
Downloads: 104
[movies]Helen Yelen 8July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Helen is Lesley (the oral historian's) great-aunt. She is 94 years old. She was born in 1917 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her mother was quite sick throughout most of Helen's life; she had tuberculosis and Helen and her siblings spent some time living with their grandfathers and other relatives. This was how Helen learned to understand Yiddish. Her parents didn't speak it at home, but her grandfathers and other relatives did...
Keywords: Helen Yelen; Williamsburg; Brooklyn; Brownsville; Spring Valley; Bellerose; Queens; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Israel; Ethel Rosenberg; B'nai Brith; Anti-Defamation League; United Jewish Appeal; Brooklyn Museum; Davenport Theater; Ambassador Movie Theater; The Chocolate Shop; E. J. Korvette; American league Against War and Fascism; Orthodox; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 54
[movies]Fania Brantsovsky 27July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fania Brantsovsky, former Jewish partisan during World War Two and librarian of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 27, 2012 at the Vilnius Yiddish Institute in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Fania Brantsovsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wex...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Lithuanian; Avram Sutskever; Dovid Katz; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; Communism; Hebrew; Russian; Polish; Jewish Partisan; Fania Brantsovsky; Ilya Ehrenburg
Downloads: 103
[movies]Mark Gerstein 05Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mark Gerstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 5, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mark Gerstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 5, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Film; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Mark Gerstein; Philadelphia; Amherst MA; Zamosc; Poland; Aaron Lansky; Students for a Democratic Society; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 2000s; Anti-Vietnam War Protests; Civil Rights; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 181
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